Head of Regional Flood and Drought Management Centre (Extension)


The Mekong River Commission (MRC) is the only inter-governmental agency that works directly with the governments of Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Viet Nam on their common specific interests, joint management of shared water resources, and sustainable development of the Mekong River.

As a regional facilitating and advisory body governed by water and environment ministers of the four countries, the MRC aims to ensure that (a) the Mekong water is managed and developed in the most efficient and sustainable manner that mutually benefits all Member Countries and (b) minimize harmful effects on people and the environment in the Lower Mekong River Basin.

Besides the competitive salary and benefit package, the MRC offers a challenging and rewarding international working environment where staff members have opportunities to be exposed to multi-dimensional development disciplines, interacting with regional and international colleagues and partners, as well as receiving capacity and professional development in regional and international meetings, forums and conferences. Many professionals have secured excellent employment positions after their service with the MRC.

The MRC Secretariat is now recruiting a highly qualified candidate for the position of:

Head of Regional Flood and Drought Management Centre 



Technical Support Division, MRC Secretariat

Salary Level:


M-13, Step 1 (USD 53,643 base salary per annum) plus other benefits as mentioned in the Job Description 

Work Location:

Regional Flood and Drought Management Centre, Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Contract Type/ Duration:    

Fixed-term Appointment/One-year contract with annual renewal for a maximum of six years

Date posted:

20 April 2023

Closing date:

4 May 2023

Only nationals of Cambodia, Lao PDR, Thailand and Viet Nam are eligible to apply.

Job Summary:

The Jobholder is the Head of Regional Flood and Drought Management Centre (RFDMC) located in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. He/she will assist and support the MRCS Director of the Technical Support Division (TD) in the day-to-day management of the RFDMC. He/she will be the technical lead and manager to oversee RFDMC work as well as to guide other RFDMC’s specialists to achieve MRC’s assigned outputs. He/she will work in close collaboration with the Chief Hydrologist and other members of the TD.

Job Requirements:


  • University degree (Master or higher) in engineering, water resources, hydrology, hydro-meteorology or related discipline. A doctorate is desirable.

Additional Certificates:

  • TOEIC certificate with 600 points and over is required. An equivalent internationally recognized certificate may also be considered.


  • Minimum 13-year experience in applied hydrology and water resources engineering;
  • Demonstrated ability to lead, manage and facilitate technical team members to work to achieve common objectives and goals to obtain concrete annual outputs and organizational budget;
  • Excellent knowledge and professional experiences in a broad range of water balance analysis and hydrological modelling or computer modelling techniques as applied to river-system simulation and flood forecasting, especially in the Mekong River Basin; and
  • Good knowledge in web-based hydrological data/information presentation and management, and GIS application for flood and drought

The MRC is an equal opportunity employer. The organization welcomes applications from all qualified candidates. Women are especially encouraged to apply. Besides required qualifications, immediate availability will be considered as an advantage to the selection process. Interested applicants may find more information about each position through the Job Description. Due to the high number of applications that we receive, we regret that only short-listed candidates will be notified and invited for an interview.

Application Procedures:

The application, in a single PDF file, must include:

The candidate must send his/her application via e-mail to the National Mekong Committee Secretariat in the candidate’s home country, not to the MRC Secretariat directly, using the contact below:

Cambodia National Mekong Committee

Address: No. 576, National Road No. 2, Sangkat Chak Angre Krom, Khan Mean Chey, Phnom Penh 12353, Cambodia

Tel. +855-23-216514   Fax. +855-23-218 506

E-mail: [email protected]   

             [email protected]         

Lao National Mekong Committee

Address: Dongnaxok-Nongbeuk Road, Sikhottabong District, Vientiane, Lao PDR

Tel.  +856-21-260983 Fax. +856-21-260984

E-mail: [email protected]


Thai National Mekong Committee

Address: Office of the National Water Resources

Juthamard Building, 89/168-170 Vibhavadi Rangsit Road, Bangkok 10210

Tel. +66-2-5541800 ext. 1392

Fax. +66-2-5219147

E-mail:  [email protected]

Viet Nam National Mekong Committee 

Address: 23 Hang Tre, Ha Noi, Viet Nam 

Tel. +84-24-39343565   

Fax. +84-24-38256929 

E-mail: [email protected]

Job Details
Organisation Name: 
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Application Deadline: 
Thu, 2023-05-04